5 Smoothies To Lower The Risk Of Premature Death

The marvel of a Smoothie is its ease and the benefit of knowing the actual ingredients within

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When's the last time you really considered what a culinary marvel the smoothie is? Think about it -- you can literally put a head of kale, an entire banana, half a box of strawberries, and a cup of yogurt into a blender, and get something you can slurp down in no time at all. And unlike with fruit juices, you don't lose any fiber from the fruits and vegetables -- it's just in a more "sippable" form and you chose the ingredients, and this healthy concoction could actually be lowering the risk of a premature death. 

Five considered to be a very healthy creation are listed below:

Green Smoothie: 
1 cup spinach 
1 cup kale 
1/2 banana 
A small handful of almonds 
3 to 5 raw brazil nuts 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1-2 tablespoons cacao or carob powder 
1/2 can of full-fat coconut milk. 
Credit: Ben Greenfield, Get-Fit Guy podcast host. 

Carrot Mango Smoothie: 
1 medium mango, peeled and cubed 
1/2 cup shredded carrots 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup coconut water 
1/4 cup water. 
Credit: Dawn Jackson Blatner RD,CDDS, LDN 

Kale Banana Smoothie: 
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
1 ripe banana 
1 cup loosely packed chopped kale 
1/4 cup water. 
Credit: Dawn Jackson Blatner RD,CDDS, LDN 

Raspberry Almond Smoothie: 
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/2 cup low-fat plain greek yogurt 
1/2 medium banana 
1/2 cup fresh (or frozen) raspberries 
1/8 teaspoon almond extract 
1 tablespoon honey. 
Credit: Keri Gans, RD, Author of: "The Small Change Diet" 

Chocolate Beet Berry Smoothie: 
1/2 cup peeled chopped raw beet 
1 banana 
1 cup strawberries (may sub blueberries or raspberries) 
1/2 cup coconut water 
1/4 cup water 
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder. 
Credit: Dawn Jackson Blatner RD,CDDS, LDN